Evangelion just won’t die. Or rather, Gainax won’t let it. A new Eva game comes to PS2 in November. Same characters, same cast but with an Agatha Christie twist…
名探偵エヴァンゲリオン (Meitantei Evangelion) or as the slightly less aggrandizing English title Detective Evangelion would suggest, is the Evangelion characters dumped into a detective story.
Not content with re-mastering and re-releasing all the original Eva source material (anime + soundtracks) into new hi-def formats (undoubtedly blu-ray and DVD-HD versions will follow soon), Gainax seem to be doing fan-fiction versions of their own works. There’s been the daughter raising sim (which Gainax themselves popularised with the Princess Maker series) where you raise Rei then unlock Asuka and raise her too, the dating sims where the characters are dropped into school drama (Rei – the mysterious transfer student, Asuka – the childhood friend) and most recently the console release for PS2 of the Eva pachinko game (which whilst it was still in pachinko parlours I sunk ￥1000 into like a good fanboy). Now it’s time for a murder mystery.
In this game, you play Shinji Ikari, bold Special NERV Investigator (I suppose if your Dad is Gendo you can do whatever you want), who is investigating the mysterious mystery of a murder, committed mysteriously under mysterious circumstances. Yes, I’m trying to get you excited – the concept sure is dull. You’ll compete against your rival Kaworu Nagisa to unlock the mystery surrounding the new Evangelion. There’s mini games within the game too – Action Games, Sound Games and -check this out- Bowling Games. The game will also feature the original cast in full voice.
As with all Eva releases nowadays, there will be two versions. The standard is priced at the regular new-release game price of ￥8,190 and will include the special NERV pocket light/magnifier. Go wild. The higher priced Premium Edition will run you about ￥26,040 and includes a special NERV Watch. And the special NERV pocket light/magnifier.
Detective Evangelion game will be released in Japan on November 22 for Playstation 2.
Shipon was cast into the wilds of Northern Japan after walking in on the girls changing during “Evangelion – Kousetsu no Girlfriend 2nd”.